BOSS Tom Killick is wary of the threat visitors Weston-super-Mare pose to Poole Town, as he labelled Scott Bartlett’s side “young and exciting”.

Killick was full of praise for friend and fellow manager Bartlett ahead of Saturday’s showdown between the teams at Black Gold Stadium (3pm).

The Dolphins manager told the Daily Echo: “I know their manager, Scott Bartlett, quite well. Over his two spells there, he has built a young and exciting side, who are among the best in the division.

“Every time we play them I expect a tough game and Saturday will be no different.”

Only goal difference currently separates the two sides – with both sitting seventh and eight respectively on 35 points apiece.

While Dolphins do have four games in hand on the Seagulls, Killick was tentative to label his side favourites ahead of the fixture.

“It was great to win two games back to-back – especially considering the performances,” he said.

“A win against Weston would signal a strong up-turn in form.”

Harry Baker should finally reach full fitness and return for selection for Dolphins and Killick also gave updates on long-term absentees Jez Bedford and Luke Roberts.

“Harry should be fully fit again, which gives me a headache after Will Spetch has performed so well up top.

“Jez is working with the club’s physio but is still some time away.

“Unfortunately, in the case of Luke Roberts, he is unable to play football until he has had his surgery.

“He’s on the waiting list, but until that goes through and he has recovered, we won’t be seeing him. It’s an awful shame, but that’s how it is.”